eargo hearing aids

Eargo Announces $71 Million Series E Financing

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA — Eargo today announced the closing of a $71 million equity financing, led by new co-investors Gilde Healthcare and Longitude Capital, with existing investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation, and Nan Fung Life Sciences, also participating in the round. Geoff Pardo of Gilde Healthcare and Juliet Tammenoms Bakker of Longitude Capital…

Read More
sonova hearing aids

Sonova Offers Business Update and Guidance for First Half of FY 2020/21

STAFA, SWITZERLAND – Sonova Holdings recently provided an interim business update and guidance for the first half of the Fiscal Year 2020/21. The partial recovery of the global hearing care market from the COVID-19 pandemic impacts “has been faster than anticipated in recent weeks”. Sonova reports that its business activities have picked up from the…

Read More
hearing aid repair audiologist survey

Hearing Aid Repair Survey Results

Recently, Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM) conducted a survey of hearing professionals regarding their experience with hearing aid maintenance and repair over the past year (2019), prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The survey, sponsored by Redux, found several interesting trends. Including: Hearing aid cleaning/troubleshooting are the leading reasons for clinic visits. 73% of offices…

Read More
starkey livio edge ai hearing aids

Starkey Livio Edge AI Now Available Through VA and DoD

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey has announced that its latest hearing technology, the Livio Edge AI, is now available through the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA), Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies. “As the only American-owned hearing aid manufacturer, Starkey is pleased to continue supporting our veterans and active duty military personnel on their…

Read More

Hearing Industry Financial Reports Offer Glimpse of Coronavirus Impact

The hearing industry received further evidence this week that the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been unprecedented. Recent publication of the first quarter (Q1) financial reports from Amplifon and GN Store Nord offer a glimpse of how much impact the pandemic has had on the industry.  Additionally, the Interim Management Statement issued by…

Read More
phonak telehealth hearing aid fitting

New Telehealth Technology from Phonak Enables Fully-Remote Hearing Aid Fittings

STAFA, SWITZERLAND – Phonak is responding to the immediate need for those with hearing loss to receive essential care amid the COVID-19 pandemic with technology that will allow hearing care professionals (HCPs) to deliver remote audiological care. This new telehealth technology is comprised of a suite of Phonak eSolutions featuring online hearing testing as well…

Read More
audiology research

Using Research to Fill in Clinical Gaps: A Summary of Recently Published Hearing Research

by Brian Taylor, Editor-at-Large Gamblers, paramours and clinicians all deal in uncertainty. No matter which of those groups you belong, you make better decisions when relevant and timely information, based on sound scientific principles, is available. Sometimes you might even find a kernel of truth that changes your outlook or behavior. Here are five recently…

Read More
unitron moxi jump award

Unitron Wins Prestigious Red Dot Design Award for its Moxi Jump R Hearing Aids

KITCHENER, ONTARIO – Unitron announced this week that it has won the “Red Dot: Product Design 2020” award for its Moxi Jump R hearing aids. An industry “leader in sound performance, the Moxi Jump R provides hearing aid wearers with easy-to-use technology that automatically adapts to a user’s listening environment”.  The Red Dot Award, which…

Read More
oticon remotecare telehealth hearing aids

Oticon, Inc. Launches RemoteCare Telehealth Solution to All US Hearing Care Professionals

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY – Following a successful US roll-out and a strong launch in countries around the world, Oticon, Inc. launches Oticon RemoteCare to all US hearing care professionals. The new telehealth solution expands the potential for hearing care professionals to assist more patients remotely, even when a face-to-face appointment would normally be the most…

Read More